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Treehouses under construction at Museum of Life and Science

Posted December 31, 2014
Updated January 1, 2015

Crews are working on the first tier of the lower tree houses in a new exhibit to open in 2015.

Crews at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham are hard at work to build Hideaway Woods, a new exhibit that will open this summer. 

The outdoor piece will feature treehouse villages suspended 15 to 20 feet off the ground. Children will climb high among the trees, crisscross between tree houses on suspended bridges, and see nature from a different point of view. Living twig and sapling structures designed by artist Patrick Dougherty for hands-on imaginative play. There also will be a spot designed for toddlers and preschoolers.

Work is in progress on the treehouses already. The museum sent over a couple of pictures of the work so far. Can't wait for it to open! 

Plans also call for another exhibit - Earth Moves - to open in 2017.


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